On January 25th, Yoshiki made a bunch of announcements on his niconico channel regarding ‘We are X’.
The movie will finally be shown in Japanese cinemas starting on March 3rd. It will also start in UK cinemas later that month. There are plans to show it in South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Australia, according to the Japanese press.
Simultaneously, the ‘We are X’ soundtrack will be released as a 2-disc album and is already available for preorder! While we already know the majority of the songs, it will also include ‘La Venus’ which Yoshiki wrote for the documentary film. Both ‘La Venus’ and ‘Without You’ were re-recorded in 2017 exclusively for the soundtrack. The Japanese version of the album will also contain two bonus songs.
WE ARE X Soundtrack Track List
1. La Venus (Acoustic Version)*
2. Kurenai (from The Last Live)
3. Forever Love
4. A Piano String in Es Dur
6. Crucify My Love
8. Standing Sex (from X Japan Returns)
10. Longing / Setsubo-no-yoru
11. Art of Life (3rd Movement)
12. Endless Rain (from The Last Live)
13. X (from The Last Live)
14. Without You (Unplugged)
* New Recording 2017, Soundtrack Exclusive
1. Rusty Nail (from Dahlia Tour Final)
2. Forever Love (from The Last Live)
Posted: January 26th, 2017
‘We Are X’ will be released in the US by Magnolia Home Entertainment and the UK by MangaUK.
Digital EST February 21, 2017
Blu-ray, DVD, VoD March 7, 2017
UPDATE: Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD April 25, 2017
You can find details for streaming options here.
On Demand May 1, 2017
DVD May 1, 2017
Posted: January 22nd, 2017
It was announced that YOSHIKI composed “Bara no youni saite, Sakura no youni chitte” (which means “Bloom like a rose, Fall like a cherry blossom”), the theme song of a drama series “Seisei suruhodo, aishiteru” which is going to start to be aired on July 12th. According to YOSHIKI’s comment, it’s a Japanese-sounding song with Japanese chord progression and Japanese lyrics. Seiko Matsuda, a Japanese famous female pop singer who sang this song says “the sensitive beautiful melody and lyrics are really amazing”.
Let’s look forward to listening to it next Tuesday!
YOSHIKI also talked about X JAPAN’s new album. He says that it was decided that another song will be added to the album and they are recording it now. It seems that it’s the theme song of something and will be released in autumn ahead of the documentary film and the album. He is implying that he will make a big announcement within the next few weeks, so we are looking forward to that!
Posted: July 9th, 2016
Finally ‘Born to be Free‘ was released yesterday on November 6th 2015 (download content only).
By now it has reached #1 in Japanese iTunes charts as well as #1 in the iTunes Rock charts in France, Singapore, Sweden, Peru, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Congratulations to our favourite band!
We are X!!!
Posted: November 7th, 2015
Finally there’s new information on the long awaited new single that was going to be released this autumn:
“Born To Be Free”, the first single from X JAPAN’s new studio album,will be released on November 6th, 2015. Despite the song having been played during several live concerts around the world over years, it has never been released as a studio recording.
“As soon as I started composing ‘Born To Be Free’, I knew it was going to be a special song for X JAPAN. We want people to interpret the song as a reflection of their personal journey. All of us are born free to dream what we want without any limits.”
You can listen to a stream of “Born To Be Free” for 24 hours, available from 10:00 on October 13th (UK time) here:
X JAPAN’s first new studio album in 20 years was recorded at Yoshiki’s own recording studio, formerly Larrabee East, in Los Angeles, where the X JAPAN bandleader lives, and mixed by 5-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Chris Lord-Alge.
The song will also appear on X JAPAN’s upcoming new album, which will be released worldwide on March 11, 2016 in conjunction with #XDAY on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Wembley SSE Arena in London. At this event X JAPAN will premiere its untitled documentary film prior to the band’s performance, making the event a 4 hour, multimedia rock experience. The film is produced by two-time Academy Award winner John Battsek (“Searching For Sugar Man” & “One Day In September”) of the UK based Passion Pictures. Directed by Stephen Kijak (“Stones In Exile”), the film takes viewers on a journey through 30 years of the band’s impressive history.
Source: Official Press Release
Posted: October 12th, 2015